First of all, could you introduce yourself to the unfortunate few of us who
don't already know who you are?
Tina Krause… actress, model, director and cook… just had to throw
that in there.
Legend has it you were discovered back in 1994 by WAVE
Productions' Gary Whitson [Gary
Whitson interview - click here] at the Spring Chiller
Convention. Is that correct, what did you do before you went into
acting, and did you have any previous acting experience or training as an
Yes that is true.
I was an
artist and a graphic designer for a while actually and no, I have no
training or schooling or even experience about acting at all.
What can you tell us about your very first
experiences on a movie set, and about your first movie as such?
Well my first movie was shot the day I was discovered at the Chiller
convention, actually i'ts kinda how I got discovered
Now as far as being on a movie set that’s a story on it’s own,
but it was fun and all new to me so hey, all smiles.
the years, you have made quite a few movies for WAVE
Productions? A few words about the company and its head Gary
Hahahaha, Gary Whitson can be called Gary Wood and he would laugh at this.
Gary is cool, he builds his own sets and such and of course we joke
with him all the time… My personal feeling is that he really likes to
make the comic looking stuff that involves green screen animation more
than anything, but he has been at it for quite some time so he must be doing
something right. Gary is the
company pretty much… he does all the editing – shooting – I will
guess and say writing and well I think you get the idea.
Pretty early in your career, you also started
making movies with William Hellfire [William
Hellfire interview - click here]. How did that collaboration come into
being, and what can you tell us about the man, his approach to
moviemaking, and the films you did with him?
Willy H … Hummm ya know we are all connected in this crazy industry
and of course ya meet new people while working on other films etc.
He used to come to my old loft space when I lived in a factory and
shoot scenes in my building, then I started working on films with him.
He has some crazy shit in his head, but I love the guy and wow, I
can’t remember all the films I did with him or for him.
Some stuff was funny and some way more serious and even hard to
watch cause of the content. He’s
totally cool and has always been a good friend to me.
I think Will does what
he wants when it comes to making movies – he’s not gonna candy coat a
flick just to fit in with the masses and I respect that, I really do.
My final words about Billy if I were to describe him in a nutshell
would be “Bring It On”.
Seduction is the film that pretty much put Seduction
Cinema on the map in 1998, and at least in my opinion that's in no
small part thanks to you. A few words about the studio, the film and its
director John Bacchus?
JB might be one of the funniest people I have
ever had the pleasure to work with and there has to be a ton of bloopers on
that reel since neither of us could keep a straight face for more than a minute.
They have a good studio and well a great group to work with and at the
time they were more comedy based and not so much girl/girl crap… Sorry but it
just gets real boring after a while. I
kinda wish it went back to comedy and straight-laced sexy stuff they used to do
cause it was funny… real funny. As
far as working with them I can’t say I ever had a complaint… everyone was
cool and really nice and the set was
without a doubt lots of fun.
Seduction, you have been cast as a vampire in quite a few Seduction-movies
(and not only in their films I presume). Is the vampire a creature you're
especially fond of?
I've read that in the early 2000's
you have directed a movie called Limbo. What can you tell us about
it and whatever became of it? And what can you tell us about Tina Krause,
Oh yeah… it’s done - well rough edit. I put it away for a minute because I was working on so many other
projects but then came back to it. It’s
a pschycological arthouse horror. Very
strange and mostly visual with very little dialog kind of shot like a long
music video on some level. I wound up shooting and directing the crazy
flick, it took approx 4 weeks to finish… all I can say is wow! Later I came
to direct a short that won the NYC slam short film fest in 2000 called
Phone Tag and then just started directing and co-directing other
projects (not my own), but I now am concentrating, and 3 more movies I want
to finish writing and directing … should be cool
More recently, you have been in cult
director Frank Henenlotter's return to moviemaking, Bad Biology.
How did this come into being, and what can you tell us about the man and
Okay the movie is shot really well and of course it’s a strange one for
sure, but it’s cool definitely cool and you should see it so I won’t
say too much. Frank is awesome! I love that man and talk about some crazy
shit going on in one's head… wow! I
was introduced to Frank by RA the Rugged Man who is a friend of mine and
usually has me in a music video or two when they come up.
I met RA on a set that a director friend of mine was shooting
footage for… see I told you this is a small world.
So far, you have mainly been in horror
movies, but with Cross the Line, you star in a cop/action flick.
Was this a conscious change of pace, and what can you tell us about the
movie and your character in it?
Yes… actually I have been in a few comedies and dramas… Oh dear. I
play a cop who was married to a detective. My character is a NY/Brooklyn hardass female who also kicks ass…
you gotta love it. Lots of
fight scenes lots of action and yeah you betcha drama too.
I'd like you to say a
few words about a few more movies of yours, quite a few of which I have
mainly chosen on the strength and/or weirdness of their titles I have to admit:
Queen of the Amazon?
Wow well this one speaks for itself… I’m the bad guy lots of jungle
activity and one of my earlier works.
Female Mercenaries on Zombie
Very similar to Rana, lots of
Hypnotized and Cloned Models?
Oh boy this is a strange one I must say… I am duplicated many times
in distress… has a very comic book story to it, pretty cool, some
overtones of slapstick.
Eaten Alive! A Tasteful Revenge?
Aahhh green screen
- think Attack of the 50ft
of the Lycanthrope?
This looked like it would be good, my first silent flim but not my last…
the dinner was to follow for silent films… I play a girl raised by
Snuff Perversions: Bizarre
Cases of Death?
Blood for the Muse?
B&W, it was a good story narrated by the killer. loved the concept and
that it's in black and white. Some
of those scenes were shot in my old building… Man I love that building. I play 3 roles in this movie.
for the Egg Salad?
Clowns and Suicide?
Comedy… Ha! Told you.
play a white trash redneck… OMG wow
Interesting… different directors sending in scene to make one movie.
I play a reporter and kinda added the death touch to it
Horror's Erotic House of Idiots?
Another comedy… well, look at the title!
Very serious horror short with a great cast and the quality is amazing…
this short is a must see.
of the Ax?
Oh I’m sweetie… but not really… I’m an evil crazy bitch to say
the least. Slasher movie…
bringing back slasher!
Blood and Sex Nightmare?
Hehehehe not sure what to say about this one… hummmmm.
Pork in Space?
Gone with the Wieners?
Oh comedy western musical… Yeah yeah I know
you didn’t think I did musicals, did ya?
She Wolf Rising?
New movie... pretty good
Any other films you want to
Yup… think miss some good ones... The Recovered
(very well done), The Thirsting (another well done movie) and of
course Salvation by Blood… this is the newest one and has made quite a
few film fests… my meaniest acting ever!
Any future projects you are dying to talk
Well sure… working on an action horror called The
Sundowners and also a
stoner horror flick called Pass it Baby (I’m co-writing with Victor
Bonacore and this will be packed with goodies and blood wooooo hoooooo)
that’s a lot for now really between writing and getting the
You have appeared in a ton and a half of movies
in your career. Any you are particularly fond of, any you regret doing?
Fond of The Recovered, The Thirsting, Salvation by Blood…
More than Money’s Worth… waiting for Cross the Line to come out, that should be
pretty cool… there’s a lot.
Your films are
mostly of the horror variety. Is horror a genre dear to you?
Hummm I like it but it’s not my favorite in the world… I like really
strange stuff more and I do happen to like comedy believe it or not
also done more than your fair share of (genre) comedies, and seem to often
give even your serious roles an intentionally comic twist. Is comedy something
that comes natural to you?
I think so. There is always
an element of comedy in things that I do... can’t really help it... it’s
just the way I am… ooops!
You have appeared nude in
quite a few of your films. Has it ever bothered you to get naked in front
of the camera, and can you still remember your first nude scene?
It’s nerve wrecking at first heck for anyone.
Think about it... hey can you drop your clothes so the whole world
can see your goods and of course make comments about ya.
No sweat right? We are all gonna stare at you for a couple hours
just so you feel that much more uneasy while everyone is dressed.
I think that sums up what it feels like at first, but after a while
you basically don’t really give a shit. My first scene… nah I can’t really remember
would you describe your approach to acting, and who are actresses (or
indeed actors) you really look up to?
Wow ummm okay… I used to think that acting was just pretending but now
I see that a good actor is not pretending at all but rather taking the scene and placing true feelings for a scene… very hard to
describe in a paragraph. Let’s
just say… there’s more truth to acting then there is pretending.
Any roles you
would love to play, no matter how improbable?
No not really that I can think of, but I’m sure that will change in a
week or two.
Not really sure, I like lots… True Romance.
... and of course, movies you have
Hollywood sappy bullshit feed the mass with boring crap pictures
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Anything else you are dying to mention
and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Hummm not off the top of my head
Thanks for the